Johannesburg – Former SACP leader and Minister of Higher Education and Training, Science and Innovation, Blade Nzimande, is certainly bucking the trend in Africa by focusing on construction of new universities. But does Africa really need new universities?
Certainly, knowledge production is critical in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), and equipping the leaders of tomorrow with the skills to take part in the global economy is paramount. But instead of laying the bricks and mortar for new buildings, there should be greater emphasis on strengthening the foundation.
Annually, one is treated to the poor supply chain for the tertiary sector via the schooling system, which is not preparing…
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